Reading in the Brain The Science and Evolution of a Human Invention

Stanislas Dehaene - Reading in the Brain: The Science and Evolution of a Human Invention
Published: 2009-11-12 | ISBN: 0670021105, 0143118056 | EPUB + MOBI | 400 pages | 6.92 MB

The act of reading is so easily taken for granted that we forget what an astounding feat it is. How can a few black marks on white paper evoke an entire universe of meanings? It's even more amazing when we consider that we read using a primate brain that evolved to serve an entirely different purpose. In this riveting investigation, Stanislas Dehaene explores every aspect of this human invention, from its origins to its neural underpinnings. A world authority on the subject, Dehaene reveals the hidden logic of spelling, describes pioneering research on hiw we process languages, and takes us into a new appreciation of the brain and its wondrous capacity to adapt.

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